Question about Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers

ACOMDATA HD080U2FE-72 External Hard Drive

My external hard drive was working fine and then one day it was no longer listed in My Computer or Device Manager. I know the data is still there. (I can't remember what I did to find that out). How can I retrieve this data or make the drive work again. I have already tried to reinstall the driver with no success.

Posted by Stephanie Joseph on

  • 4 more comments 
  • rippervf11 Jul 12, 2008

    EXact problem as discribed by Jelly fish. Tried differant cables, differant USB ports, reinstall, rebooting - no effect. The computer just does not recognise that the drive is connected.

  • rmartww Jul 23, 2008

    Was working fine. One day when I turned on the drive, it never showed on the desktop. Mac G-5 osx 10.4.11 Can't get it to come up on laptop either.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Same problem...for no reason, the hard drive stopped showing up on the desktop and starting making a clicking's not showing up in the Apple System Profiler, either. I'm using it on a Mac running OS 9.2.2.

  • delta601 Jul 24, 2008

    Same problem...for no reason, the drive just stopped showing up on the desktop, and it's not in the System Profiler either. Using it on a Mac running OS 9.2.2. Never had a problem until now...and there's that clicking

  • mttam3 Sep 11, 2008

    Same problem. The drive does not show up in my files. The small light at front is also not lit when device is turned on. Device sounds like it is operating when turned on. In addition, the fan is blowing air out through the vents. Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    Same issue.  Light is on, drive in on, no clicking.  Not being recognised by powerbook G4.  No problems prior to this.  Its has been about a month since trying today.  Not dropped or anything.  Whats the deal.  Left a message with acomdata tech support.  Will let you know....



3 Answers


My final solution was to remove the drive from the housing and install it as a slave in the main case. The computer is operating Windows XP and instantly recognised the drive. Works fine, all of my data is there. No problem now. This approach will not help laptop users but they might try removing the drive from the ACOMDATA housing and installing it in another housing.


Posted on Sep 17, 2008



  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My situation. No problems in 2 years. not used much (just itumes music). Unit turned on after a month, but my G4 Powerbook doesn't recognise it anymore. Drive is spinning. No clicks. Solid green light. Good connection and cables.

Talked to tech support at acomdata who says that the good news is (for me) it hard drive seems ok, but the fw/usb "board" is bad. Since out of warrenty, the only thing is to put in another external enclosure.

That sux still. Paid about $100 for this ****.

If you want to call it a "solution", you can peel back the skicker on the bottom, unscrew, take the hard drive out and put into a desktop or another encloser. per acomdata.

Trust me, no more acomdata enclosures.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008



  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I thought that u need to update the bios

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acomdata external hard USB hard drive model HD160UE5-72 worked fine then suddenly the device was not recognized. Reboot with unit powerered up and the device is not detected. Blue LED is on, tried...

Either the hard drive is bogus or the electronics of the external adapter is the culprit. Take out drive and hookl directly to mo bo as a secondary drive. If recognized drive is ok and the box is at fault.

Aug 25, 2017 | Acomdata (HD160UE5-72) (HD160UE572) 160 GB...

1 Answer

Trying to figure out if my acomdata 80 GB Hard Drive still works, its been along time since I"ve used it, was wondering if I got the fire wire connections right, Are you supposed to use two fire...

just one firewire cable will work.
if the unit doesn't power on you can pull the hard drive out and put it in another external hard drive case usb/firewire/sata.
if it doesn't work then the only option to recover the data is to send it to a 3rd party hard drive recovery.

Mar 04, 2011 | Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I am having a problem with my external hard drive I look over and the blue light is good on the Acomdata D32OUFAPE5-72 Hard drive and then I go to explorer and it is no longer in my directory as a...


You can remove the hard drive from the case and put it into another, new usb hard drive case. You can buy one for 20-30 dollars. I have seen this many times before. The hard drive is probably okay, but the controller inside the acomdata case is likely dead. Don't worry, just get a new usb hd case.

Hope this helps!



Jan 04, 2011 | Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572)...

1 Answer

I need to replace the dura micro dm5133u ac adaptor for my acomdata external hard drive.

Now, if you can't find an external hard drive adapter for your drive, can I ask you is it for a laptop or desktop.

If it is for a desktop, you can actually open the drive casing and take out the internal hard drive and plug it into your computer.

Sep 30, 2009 | Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

My Acomdata (500gb?) external hard drive isn't working

Place it onto another computer, if you can see it and access it then plug it into a differant USB port on your computer.

Jan 14, 2009 | Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572)...

1 Answer

I/O Error on Acomdata External Hard Drive

Hi there,

Go into Control Panel/System/Device Manager and look for yellow exclamation marks. Delete any you find. Reboot your computer. Connect the external hard drive and turn it on. Let Windows discover it. If it asks for the driver, put in the CD that came with the drive.
If this will not works means there is some problem in your HDD partition and you need to format them...

if you donot want to lose any data then use any recovery software to recover data from your HDD.

Good Luck!!


Oct 14, 2008 | Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive

4 Answers

Acomdata External Hard Drive blue light constantly blinking and not recognized by computer

how do I fix my external hard drive, because one day I turned it on and the drive was fine, the next day when I turned it on, it kept on flashing blue, does that mean that the drive is dead. Please help me with this.

Aug 04, 2008 | Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572)...

1 Answer

" a problem occurred during installation"

here are the drivers for your external hard drive.
try to reinstal drivers and let me know how it goes[0]=1119263&ids[1]=1119260&ids[2]=1119267&cid=1256&model=HD160UE5-72 - E5 - 160GB

Apr 09, 2008 | Acomdata (HD160UE5-72) (HD160UE572) 160 GB...

1 Answer

Acomdata external harddrive gone blank.

dont copy any data from or too the disk then use recover software. like Recover My Files, and if you copy any data to that disk it will damage the data you want.

Jan 06, 2008 | Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acomdata Computers & Internet Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18666 Answers

Joe Goldman
Joe Goldman

Level 2 Expert

337 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6259 Answers

Are you an Acomdata Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides